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Posts made in May, 2015

Spring Pond Cleaning – Essex, MA

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are back at the This Old House pond installation site from a few year back. We open and close this pond every year as part of the spring pond cleaning routine and stock it with plant, fish and whatever else the clients want that year. Spring cleaning involves changing the water, testing, adding supplements, checking the equipment and adding new plants. We normally do this in a few visits over a couple weeks. Above is the Auto fill valve that lets new water in to replace evaporated water...

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Saltwater Aquarium Cleaning: Dirty Jobs Part CMXCIX… and counting!

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some aquarium filters are just dirtier than others. This one was in need of some serious attention. So, the owners enlisted the saltwater aquarium cleaning services of IAO. We installed much of this equipment years ago actually. Yet, it is not a system that we see regularly. So, when we are called in, there is a TON to do!   Above: A protein skimmer (right) and bio pellet reactor (left). The top of this skimmer is the waste collection cup. Above: Looks like the collection cup MAY be at...

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How-To Move an Aquarium: 120 Gallon Reef Relocation – Boston to Salem, MA

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Installing a big aquarium or reef tank is no easy task. There is electrical, plumbing, specialized equipment and lots of heavy lifting. Yet, you can take your time and go through all the stages step by step without having to worry about any live fish or corals. Once the installation is complete, the animals are added slowly over the next months and years. So, once that giant aquarium is full of water and delicate fish and coral with all the equipment running, what happens if the tank needs to...

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75 Gallon Reef Aquarium Vacation Care – Danvers, MA

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This reef aquarium has gone through many changes over the past couple years. It was originally upgraded from a 46 bowfront tank. Then, we moved it from Lynn to Danvers MA a few months ago. Needless to say, these fish, inverts and corals have gone through a lot over the past couple years! But, you’d never know it! Everything is thriving and happy.  There are almost “too many” fish in this tank and as you can see, dozens of pieces of coral.     Under normal conditions,...

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New 70 Gallon Rimless Reef Aquarium Installation – Brighton, MA

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Imagine an Ocean recently replaced a 20+ year old 29 gallon aquarium with a new 70 gallon rimless reef aquarium in Brighton, MA. This project was for the Kovalev Insurance office, a client of our for about the past year. The existing aquarium was very out of date and beginning to seep water out the top seal. It was definitely time for an upgrade!   The new 70 gallon system includes the glass rimless tank, stand, sump filter, recessed glass covers and more! We transferred some of the...

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